Kybella® is an FDA-approved treatment used in adults to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fat below the chin.

If you’re considering getting KYBELLA® injections to eliminate your double chin, here are five things you should know before treatment.

1. Yes, Kybella® Really Works!

Kybella®’s safety and effectiveness have been shown in many studies. In one study, 68.2% of people who took Kybella® had a noticeable decrease in fat, while only 20% of people who took a placebo did.

Patients also reported feeling happier with their appearance after treatment, with over 79% saying they felt Kybella®
had made a positive difference. Kybella® is a safe and effective way to get rid of moderate to severe fat under the chin, and its results last for a long time.

2. It’s Safe

Kybella® is a safe and effective way to get rid of moderate to severe submental fat. The injections are quick and easy, and the results are long-lasting. Kybella® has been shown to be safe and effective in many studies, and after treatment, patients can see a clear reduction in fat. There may be some discomfort during the procedure and some soreness for a couple of days afterward, but this is typically short-lived.

3. Quick Treatment Sessions

The average length of a treatment session is 15 to 20 minutes. Before getting therapy, you can take over-the-counter painkillers to ease any pain you might feel from the injection. During the procedure, several injections are given to the submental fat area; however, the precise number of injections varies depending on the specific requirements of each patient. Immediately afterward, a compress made of ice will be administered in order to bring down the level of redness and swelling.

4. You Must Give Yourself Time to Recover

Most patients can return to their regular daily activities after a treatment, but you may choose to take some time off from work after your KYBELLA® treatment. Most patients experience mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, and bruising after KYBELLA® which peaks after 24 hours. Most of these side effects will subside after a few days, but it may take up to 3 weeks to fully resolve. Most of these problems can be fixed by icing the affected area and taking over-the-counter painkillers. Kybella® is a safe, effective, and long-lasting way to get rid of moderate to severe fat under the chin.

5. You Might Require Several Treatments

For many people, one treatment with Kybella® is enough to achieve their desired results. People with a lot of fat under the chin, on the other hand, may need more than one treatment. Kybella® treatments are typically performed every 8–10 weeks until the desired results are achieved. Most people notice a difference in how much fat they have after just one treatment, but people with more severe submental fat may need up to four treatments.


Are Kybella results permanent?

Answer: Yes, the results of Kybella® are permanent. Kybella® is a prescription medicine that is used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.” Kybella® is injected into the fat below your chin and destroys the cells that store fat. Once these cells are destroyed, they cannot store or accumulate fat again.

How many Kybella treatments will I need?

The number of Kybella® treatments needed to achieve your desired results may vary. Most people see a change in their moderate to severe submental fat after 2 to 4 treatments with Kybella®. However, some people may need up to 6 treatments to get the results they want.

What are the side effects of Kybella®?

The most common side effects of Kybella® are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. These side effects are typically temporary and resolved within a few weeks.

Is Kybella® covered by insurance?

Kybella® is not currently covered by insurance. However, many patients are able to use flex spending or health savings accounts to pay for their Kybella® treatments.